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Selection and Member Services Committee

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Information about Selection and Member Services Committee

This Committee is responsible for:

(a)       developing the role of Members, particularly within their local community

(b)     keeping the Constitution under review and making recommendations to Council on any changes that may be required

(c)     keeping the committee structure under review and making recommendations to Council as and when necessary on the number, names, terms of reference, size and political proportionality of committees

(d)     making recommendations to Council as and when necessary on the political proportionality of the Council’s representation on other authorities, joint committees and partnership bodies

(e)     for making or arranging the following appointments and nominations:

(i)         Parent Governor Members of Council committees

(ii)        non-Council representatives on the Kent School Organisation Committee

(iii)       independent appeal panels (school admissions and exclusions)

(iv)      independent members of Social Services Complaints Review Panels

(v)       the selection panel for independent Members of the Standards Committee and the Member Remuneration Panel

(vi)      any other non-Council Members on Council Committees

(vii)     members of appeal panels in the event of disciplinary action against the Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer, Monitoring Officer or Managing Directors

(f)      making appointments and nominations on behalf of the Council to serve on outside bodies (except those needing to be made by the Leader in connection with a delegation by him of his functions, the list of those appointments to be agreed between the Leader and the Committee from time to time)

(g)     monitoring expenditure on Members allowances, expenses and services

(h)     overseeing all Member accommodation, facilities and support services, including conferences, training, secretarial and other officer support, and making recommendations to the relevant Cabinet Member, as appropriate

(i)      agreeing arrangements for Member attendance at conferences

(m)    determine requests from a lead petitioner for a review of the Council’s response to a petition in accordance with the Petition Scheme.